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Junior Editor/ Editor, Sphere Fiction

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Who we are and what we do

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Junior Editor/Editor to join the industry-leading Sphere Fiction team at Little, Brown Book Group.

Shortlisted for imprint of the year at the British Book Awards in 2018, Sphere Fiction is one of the most dynamic, innovative and successful commercial imprints in the UK and the proud home of award-winning Sunday Times and international bestselling authors including Mark Billingham, Jenny Colgan, Val McDermid, Clare Mackintosh, Carole Matthews, J.K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith and Nicholas Sparks.

What you’ll be doing

Based at Carmelite House in Blackfriars, London and reporting to the Publisher, the Junior Editor/ Editor will work across the fiction list. You will be involved in every aspect of the editorial role, including liaising with authors and literary agents, handling manuscripts, writing and proofreading jacket copy and cover briefs, monitoring and amending metadata, working across our social media platforms, creating and monitoring timelines for key publications, structural editing and working closely with staff in all other departments, including Production, Publicity, Sales and Marketing, to help prepare and promote Sphere fiction titles.

Who we’re looking for

This role would suit an individual who loves commercial fiction and reads widely across genres. We are looking for someone who thinks strategically across all formats of a publication and wants to join the team at one of the most successful imprints in the UK. Strong communication skills and an understanding of the important of metadata are essential, as is a meticulous eye for detail and the ability to prioritise and work well under pressure.

You will have previous experience of editing and project-managing within a trade publishing house and will also need to demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects to deadlines.

Job title dependent upon experience.

What we offer

We offer a dynamic, fun and creative environment within an enthusiastic and talented team. As part of Hachette, working at our fabulous riverside office, you will have access to competitive benefits, an extensive training library and development schemes such as mentoring.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

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